IMPHAL, September 20: NISA today defeated TRAU by 3-2 in their 6th Manipur State league Football League play-off at the Mapal Kangjeibung ground.
L Rabi helped NISA earn the full three points from the play off by hitting the net work twice in the 19th and the 70 minute. His fist came in the 19th minute of play, from a square pass off Ratan who was shown the yellow card in the 10th minute of starting play.
However NISA’s lead was shortlived, with L Tiken of TRAU equalizing in the 26th minute of play. The two remained tied at 1-1 till the end of the first half.
In the second half Th Borish hit the back of the net in the 59th minute off a perfect pass from Manimohan enabling NISA to lead 2-1 before Rabi added his second in the 70th minute further taking NISA’s lead to two. However L Tiken scored another for TRAU and took the score to 3-2 in the 85th minute.
NISA is now at the top of the table at 19 points with just two more games at hand for the club while TRAU with just 10 points and two more games at hand shares the second place with MPSC, TRUGPU and NEROCA.